Do ENT/cosmetic surgeon's ever use liposuction to remove ear tissue (not cartilage) that they placed too much over the septum?
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Liposuction to remove tissue in the nose?
Thank you for asking about your rhinoplasty.
- It sounds as though your surgeon placed a dermal graft (deep layers of skin),
- After 3 weeks either the tissue has attached and is living tissue or it did not survive and is dissolved.
- However, to remove it, the better approach would be to reopen the incision, find it and remove it.
- Your surgeon may mean that she will use a tiny nasal suction to help to remove it. That is fine.
- Traditional liposuction instruments would be too large for the nose.
- I suggest you ask your surgeon to clarify what she has in mind and if concerned, get a second opinion
- If your surgeon is a self-styled cosmetic surgeon and is not a Board Certified ENT (facial plastic) or plastic surgeon, please see one before more surgery is done.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Liposuction over the septum?
Thank you for sharing your question. Though not knowing the full details of your procedure, ear cartilage is often used to help support portions of a formal rhinoplasty and if this lead to unintended results only a surgical revision can be performed, not liposuction. Hope this helps.
Liposuction of the hump?
I have never heard of that either. Cartilage grafts placed over an area to camouflage if a problem would likely have to be removed directly.
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